The operation is part of a national campaign to protect Moroccan consumers from hazards linked to low-quality electronics.
Rabat – Morocco’s ministry of industry, investment, and green and digital economy, seized on Thursday, October 10, 192,000 low-quality chargers at Tangier-Med port. The operation took place in collaboration with Moroccan customs.
An accredited laboratory ran tests on samples from seven different brands of the seized chargers. The tests concluded that the chargers do not respect security norms and represent a danger for Moroccans, said the ministry in a press release.
According to the statement, customs services have seized more than 748,500 imported low-quality chargers since the start of 2019.
In September 2019, customs seized 250,000 low-quality chargers in the port of Casablanca. Following the operation, the ministry announced the launch of a campaign to “protect Moroccan consumers” from hazards linked to low-quality home appliances, especially mobile phone chargers and batteries.
The ministry said that the measure comes as an “urgent” response to a number of incidents in the past months.
The campaign came a month after the death of a 7-year old girl in a house fire.
The 7-year-old girl, Hiba, lost her life in a blaze caused by a low-quality phone charger in her room. She lived in a low-income neighborhood in Sidi Allal Bahraoui, a small town in the Khemisset Province in the Rabat-Kenitra-Sale region.